Thoughts from Counselors

New Counselor Spotlight: Rachel Traxler

My name is Rachel Traxler and I am the newest Counselor at the TECHniques Center. I am so excited to serve the students at the TC and to have the opportunity to work with such hardworking tutors and staff! Education I received my Bachelors from Texas Tech in History and Anthropology with a minor in… Continue reading New Counselor Spotlight: Rachel Traxler

Thoughts from Tutors

15 Things to Love about the TC in 2015

By Samantha Ward Master Tutor We have MORE whiteboards! WHITEBOARDS EVERYWHERE! March Madness is happening! Be looking for sign-up sheets in March! The TC will be participating in the Autism Walk at the end of the semester! Are you ready?? Popcorn Fridays are still going strong! Best reason to have tutoring on a Friday! We… Continue reading 15 Things to Love about the TC in 2015


Student Success Story: Ross Gage

Growing up I was always a good student. I wasn’t exactly a “straight A” student, but I was never a problem for teachers and always had a positive attitude toward learning. When I got to college, my ability to be successful in the classroom changed. I was suddenly struggling in school, and my grade point… Continue reading Student Success Story: Ross Gage

Thoughts from Tutors

So You Graduate in May…Now What?

By J.J. Taylor Master Tutor If you are graduating in May like I am, you might be starting to get a little overwhelmed as you try to determine what to do after obtaining that degree you have been working so hard to obtain. There are two major options available to you: go to graduate school… Continue reading So You Graduate in May…Now What?

Tutor Spotlight

Master Tutor Spotlight: Taylor Fortney

I’m Taylor Fortney, and I am a first-year graduate student at Texas Tech. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Texas Tech last December, and am really excited to begin my graduate studies in Exercise Science! This is my fourth semester as a tutor at the TECHniques Center, and my first… Continue reading Master Tutor Spotlight: Taylor Fortney

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Monthly Team Meetings

If you’re a parent, administrator, or possibly even a student, you may wonder how we continue to train our College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certified tutors. A few posts ago, Rachel Onishi wrote about the conference style trainings we do at the beginning of each semester. This is where most of the training hours… Continue reading Monthly Team Meetings

Thoughts from Tutors

Getting to Know the TC Staff

By Stephanie Casey Master Tutor So you know your tutor and maybe a few counselors…what about everyone else? Here is a compiled list of all the counselors and master tutors academic background, strengths, personal interests, and other fun facts. Acquaint yourself with our wonderful staff and then feel free to come and say hi! Building relationships… Continue reading Getting to Know the TC Staff